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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire


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Ralph Nader to Open
The Forum at UW-Eau Claire 

MAILED: Aug. 8, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  Public advocate Ralph Nader will open the 61st season of The Forum at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Returning to lecture series for the third time, he will begin his presentation, "World Trade, Globalization and You: Bigger is Not Better," at 7:30 p.m. in Zorn Arena.
         Ralph Nader defines himself as a "full-time citizen, the most important office in America for anyone to achieve." A symbol of the difference one person can make, he has devoted his life to giving people the tools they need to defend themselves against corporate negligence and government indifference. He was instrumental in the passage of such landmark laws as the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Freedom of Information Act and has founded dozens of public interest groups that expose and remedy the dangers that threaten a free and safe society. In "Crashing the Party" (2002), Nader gives an insider's account of his 2000 campaign for the U.S. presidency.
         The program is cosponsored by the University Activities Commission of the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.
         All Forum events begin at 7:30 p.m. A typical program includes a 60-minute lecture, a 30-minute question-and-answer session, and an open reception. Descriptions of the season's other presentations follow:

         Season subscription information is available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727. Tickets for individual Forum events are $7 for the public, $5 for those 62 and older and UW System or Chippewa Valley Technical College faculty and staff, and $3 for those 17 and younger and UW System or CVTC students. Window sales begin Monday, Aug. 12.
         Patrons may also charge their tickets to MasterCard or Visa when they order by phone. Call (715) 836-3727 - or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area, call toll-free (800) 949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone charge orders.
         Funded by the students of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, The Forum is administered by the Activities and Programs office.

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Judy Berthiaume
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Updated: Aug. 8, 2002